I'd like to know where I can make decent pixel art for as close to free as possible. If it helps, the art is gameboy quality. My question is different from where to find free pixel art because I want to make pixel art not just use someone else's.


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    \$\begingroup\$ You can make pixel art at home, for example. \$\endgroup\$ – Sami Kuhmonen Dec 25 '15 at 6:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ Possible duplicate of Where can I find free sprites and images? \$\endgroup\$ – Seth Battin Dec 27 '15 at 6:17

Pixel art isn't really any different from other digital art. Wikipedia says that it is "edited on the pixel level". I personally think of pixel art as an art style. As for creating pixel art, you can use whatever image editor you want. Here are a few:

  • GIMP - Free open source; my personal choice
  • Paint.NET - Free, but closed-source; pretty easy to use
  • MS Paint......Just don't :P
  • Anything else that lets you edit one pixel at a time.

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